Event Hosted by Temple Heelis Solicitors at The Josefina GalleryJosefina de Vasconcellos MBE
(1904 to 2004)
Brazil – Josefina was the only daughter of the Brazilian Hyppolito Hermes de Vasconcellos Consul General for Brazil in Liverpool England and his mother was sister to Marechal Hermes da Fonseca who was the first Military elected by public vote in Brazil and his father was brother to the first President of Brazil Marechal Deodoro da Fonceca who was a Brazilian military and political and the first Brazilian president, as well as responsible for proclaiming the Brazilian Republic on 15 November 1889 making Brazil Independent from Portugal. Their prestige put him ahead of Republican and antislavery forces, which led to the fall of the Portuguese Empire that ruled Brazil from the very first day when it was discovered in 1500ac that make Josefina de Vasconcellos MBE the proud great, great, great niece? Of the First President of Brazil.
England – Josefina came from a talented Quaker family. Her Mother was Freda Coleman the daughter of Alfred Coleman, the dental surgeon of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital who invented the ‘Coleman Gag’ used in anesthetics. Her uncle was the aeronaut, Frank Hedges Butler, and Lord Lister, a cousin was the famous pioneer of antiseptic surgery.
In England and Brazil Josefina has an extraordinary connections Through her families and her Artwork.